Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, First International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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Use of scoring rubrics for evaluating oral presentations in aerospace engineering education
Andrés Tiseira, Pedro Martí-Aldaraví, Roberto Navarro, Marcos Carreres

Last modified: 10-06-2015


Under the frame of Bologna system, alternative assessment methodologies gain significance in the evaluation process of the students. This article analyses the use of scoring rubrics for evaluating oral presentations of two different courses in aerospace engineering education, namely Aircraft Design and Aerodynamics II, at Universitat Politècnica de València. The score obtained at the presentation represents a significant percentage of the final grade for both courses. It has been observed that the students find difficulties to keep timing limitations overall. In addition, rubrics have proved to be a powerful tool to enhance some skills of the students, such as critical thinking and self-evaluation, although they may lead to unfairly high grades nonetheless.


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